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Sync info both ways between Joomla User Profile and Contact Enhanced

2 months 2 weeks ago #24735 by 5uwebsite
Hi,

Now, we are facing an issue about client need to edit their information under two systems (Joomla User Profile and Contact Enhanced), cuz Joomla already provide First name, Last name, Phone, Email fields to let client fill it out and edit at the front-end. But, it is not sufficient for us, therefore, we bought the Contact Enhanced plugin in order to let clients upload/update their image and position at the front-end.

However, now we have two questions about how to collect/update data from one system.

1. Collect data (Update Info)

Under Joomla user profile phone and email can sync the data to contact enhanced, therefore when edit/update the Joomla Profile, the contact Enhanced will update as well.
But, Can we make it sync it "both ways"? IT means when the client updates their contact enhanced profile info from front-end, the Joomla user profile can update as well.

2. Can we add two extra fields such as "First Name" and "Last Name" in Contact Enhanced also sync it both ways? Joomla Profile has first and last name fields, therefore, we need these two fields in order to sync the info from Joomla Profile. Also, How to add extra fields in Contact enhance and how to make it sync both ways (Joomla Profile User and Contact Enhanced)?


Thank you and Happy New Year!

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2 months 2 weeks ago #24740 by support
Greetings,

1. I've made some changes to Contact Enhanced User plugin and to the component, so it will Synchronize both ways. Please make sure to set the Email and Name to Synchronize in Contact Enhanced options Under the Edit tab.

2. Contact Enhanced only synchronizes the fields it has in common with Joomla User Profile. I have just checked Joomla 3.9 User Component and User Profile Plugin and neither of them has First and Last Name Fields. There's only one Name field.

Also, please make sure to change the plugin order, so Contact Enhanced User plugin loads after User Profile plugin.

I'll create a new package and send it to you tomorrow.

Best regards,

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2 months 2 weeks ago #24742 by 5uwebsite
Hi Douglas,

Thanks a lot for the super fast reply! You are great!

For #2, yes we realized that Joomla Core only has the "Name" field, so we create another field so that we can have both first name and last name for a contact, which is useful for many different situations.

Therefore, do you think we can manually link the fields we created for the Joomla User Profile with the fields in Contact Enhanced? We need to modify the user profile part, so that an user could provide information about first name and last name during the registration step. After the fields were synced to Contact Enhanced, we can then use the frontend editing feature to let a user edit his/her name in the future.

What do you think?

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2 months 2 weeks ago #24743 by support
Greetings,

Since you have a customized Profiles plugin, we cannot implement a customization just for your Joomla Installation.

Contact Enhanced has only one Field for Name, so what I'm thinking of is creating a custom CE User plugin in order to fulfill your needs.
If you are interested, please send us an email using Support -> Contact Form.

Best regards,

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2 months 2 weeks ago #24744 by 5uwebsite
Thanks a lot Douglas! This is a great idea!

The contact form had been filled and submitted as per your request.

Thanks again!

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